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The Michigan Daily--Thursday, May 10, 1979-Page 9
Women sexually harassed in workplace

DETROIT (UPI) - A representative
of the Michigan chapter of the National
Organization for Women (NOW) says
studies show at least 75 per cent of all
women have experienced sexual
harassment in the workplace.
This problem, according to Ruth Jef-
fries, merits specific legal safeguards.
"THE NATIONAL Organization for
Women feels the woman in the work
force and/or the victim of sexual
harassment requires the protection of
the law," Jeffries said yesterday. "She
cannot take her husband, her father or
her brother to work with her."
Jeffries testified at the last of a series
of statewide hearings dealing with
sexual harassment at work. Several
women also told of how they were for-
ced to quit or change jobs because of
advances by their bosses.

Labor and civil rights officials spon-
sored the hearings to help determine
whether current state law is adequate
to deal with sexual harassment on the
SOME WOMEN testified anonymous-
ly at the hearing sponsored by the
Michigan Task Force on Sexual
Harassment in the Workplace and the
state Department of Labor, saying they
were embarrassed or feared for their
jobs if they spoke publicly.
One woman, Tami Hudson, 19, of
Detroit, testified she was forced to quit
her job working for a suburban
veterinarian because of repeated
harassment by a doctor with whom she
WHEN SHE complained, Hudson
said the doctor denied making advan-
ces and two female co-workers who also

had been harassed refused to back her
up. She now is seeking unemployment
"I felt I could handle it on my own,"
she said. "My father wanted to come
down but I said no. I thought I could do
NEW YORK (AP)-"The Vikings"
is scheduled to open at the Metropolitan
Museum of Art in October of 1980.
The museum calls it "the largest and
most comprehensive exhibition ever
organzied on the storied seafaring
people of ancient Scandinavia."
It says objects in the exhibit will be
drawn from museums and other collec-
tions in Denmark, Germany, Britain,

it myself, but it justgot out of hand."
Current state law does not
specifically outlaw sexual harassment.
However, it does bar sex discrimination
and state civil rights officials conlider
sexual harassment to be a form of sex
Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway and
It says the objects "will be organized
to reveal aspects of Viking religion and
way of life as well as to show the
Vikings as warriors, traders and ex-
plorers of Europe and the North Atlan-
Before its New York showing, the
exhibit will be at the British Museum in
London, beginning Feb. 14, 1980.


Major revisions made in Project Outreach
(Continued from Psaid the elimination of some projects Despite the major revisions in the work," said Reinharz, who will be on
Page3) will hurt students at the University. program, Reinharz said she hopes the sabbatical next year, leaving Outreach
ndergraduates in this (supervisory) "To cut back on projects like this is many problems will be alleviated. in the hands of Psychology Prof. Har-
le. We felt Outreach was going over disappointing," said Nickerson. "Also, "I view it as a conservative action, vey Reed. "One year has passed and a
1e line between education and ex- a good part of the program involves the and it will be a real challenge to make it new era is approaching."
erience." real peer closeness which develops - it
Knott said the Executive Committee cuts through the role differences ex-
dl eno oppos ther cp of exprie- perienced with faculty members." n t O rs O n W la d
sted to certain practices in Project
utreach. NICKERSON ALSO said other b
Many students who have been in- changes such as increasing reading bill continues in House

volved with Outreach were disappoin-
ted . and angry with the revised
Outreach plans, and said reductions in
undergraduate supervision of projects
would seriously hurt the program.
"I REALLY feel badly about what
they've (the LSA Executive Commit-
tee) done," said Kathy Bohn, an April
graduate of the University who served
as a coordinator for Outreach last
semester. "I don't think they looked at
students' opinions about the project,
and instead just used their own
judgment. I think it was a political
Bohn said by eliminating the "step-
by-step" undergraduate supervision in
the program, a valuable leadership ex-
perience will be lost. "I learned a lot
and changed in more ways than I can
say in the four years I was involved in
the program," said Bohn.
Mark Nickerson, a graduate student
in the School of Social Work and a TA
for Outreach agreed with Bohn, and
Milliken calls
of Indian fish

requirements and revising individual
projects would have been more ap-
propriate than those demanded by the
LSA Executive Committee.
However, Knott said it was necessary
to go beyond such minor revisions and
revise the basic structure of Outreach.
"We understood the necessity for
community service, but we don't
believe it's necessary to get credit for
it," said Knott. "We decided a very dif-
ferent arrangement was necessary,
and not just (reading) more books."
KNOTT WILL meet with Reinharz
and several Outreach staff members
tomorrow to discuss detailed revisions,
as well as to decide the format for
review of the new program. Knott said
the LSA Executive Committee would
conduct an annual evaluation of Project
Outreach to see how the program is
for appeal
ing ruling
ms, I would ask sports fishermen,
commercial fishermen-Indians and
non-Indians alike-to continue to work
toward an amicable settlement and to
avoid confrontations."
Milliken said an assessment of fish
populations being conducted jointly by
Indians and the DNR will continue,
while the Indians will honor an
agreement to close Lake Michigan to
tribal commercial fishing south of Good
Hart until May 15 or the assessment is
"I believe it is even more critical
now, following the recent federal court
decision, to continue discussions so that
we might arrive at a mutual agreement
to deter unwarranted exploitation of the
fishery resources," Milliken said.

Although the controversial wetlands
bill finally made it to Michigan State
House of Representatives Conver-
sation, Environment, and Recreation
committee yesterday after being
passed by the State Senate early
Tuesday, the controversy is not yet ex-
pected to end.
After hearings are held in the com-
mittee and more amendments possibly
added the bill will be sent to the House
floor for more intense discussion and a
final vote of approval.
One sore spot among the bill's sup-
porters and opponents is the form in
which it came from the Senate. "The
Senate bill was in such bad shape," said
Ken Dorman, an aide for Represen-
tative Dominic Jacobetti (D-
Negaunee), who is expected to be a
leading opponent of the bill.
Doug Reece, of Representative
Thomas Anderson's (D-Southgate) of-
fice agreed that he didn't approve of the
bill in its present form. "Certain amen-
dments aren't good," he said, declining
to specify which amendments he
disliked most.
The wetlands bill is an effort to
protect the wetlands of the state of
Michigan from being drained, filled, or
developed without a permit from the
Department of Natural Resources.
Wetlands, according to the Senate bill
are defined as swamps, marshes, or

Although it has sparked a great deal
of debate, Reece denied the bill is a sen-
sitive issue. "In certain circles some in-
terest factions have tried to make it
sensitive. If you examine (the bill) the
sensitivity shouldn't be there," he said.
Reece said major opponents of the
bill were likely to be from the Upper
Peninsula (UP), where many wetlands
are located, or "persons of a conser-
vative philosophy, who don't like land
regulation laws."
Dorman agreed with Reece. "Seven-
ty per cent of the UP is wetlands," he
said. Comparing the Senate bill to a
similar federal bill, he added, "If you
own property, you can't be taken to
court if you violate a permit (under the
federal law). Under the state bill, you
don't even know what the definition of a
wetland is."
at the
8:30 A.M.-5:15 P.M.

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members of those two bands, the judge
outraged sportspersons by taking fish
with gill nets. The sport fisherpersons
claim unrestricted fishing preys upon
and threatens fish species whose
populations are supported by fishing
license revenues.
Milliken asked that-all parties in the
dispute remain calm.
"As with other court decisions, the
appropriate way to contest findings is
through the higher courts," he said. "I
urge all Michigan citizens to refrain
from any overt acts which would
jeopardize the personal safety of
anyone," he said.
"IN THE STRONGEST possible ter-

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